Fall 2018 Sewing Preview

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For the first time in years, I am not going back to school this fall! The fall planning vibes have still gotten to me, though, and I’ve got a whole list of projects that I want to tackle this season. They mostly center around building my business-casual work wardrobe, with an emphasis on separates.

Many of these projects are already underway, (hence calling this a preview not planning) so there’s a good chance that I will make it through this list. Don’t be surprised if I make other things too!

Clockwise, starting at the top left:

  • True Bias Ogden Cami. I bought some fun bee print cotton lawn at Fancy Tiger Crafts in the spring that I’ll be making into an Ogden (you can find the same fabric at Minerva Crafts here).
  • Sewaholic Granville. This plan is not work-related, but I want to make matching grey plaid shirts for me and Brandon. I’ve already purchased the fabric locally at Freeman’s Creative.
  • Style Arc Terry Tie Cardigan. I spent a long time looking at different cardigan patterns before landing on this unique design from Style Arc. I’ll pair it with a fun sweater knit that I bought from Fabric.com.
  • NewLook 6123. Since I love my first version of this dress, I’ll be making another in a black and white stretch suiting for comfortable office attire.
  • Closet Case Patterns Kelly Anorak Jacket. I haven’t had a true fall jacket for years. This is the year I’m going to fix that. I’m making the Kelly Anorak with a dusty rose cotton twill from Freeman’s Creative.
  • Closet Case Patterns Sasha Trousers. I’m not happy with any of my RTW work pants. They are either too tight or have too-small pockets. Since the Ginger Jeans fit me well, I think that the Sasha Trousers will too. I’m making these out of some merlot stretch suiting.
  • Wiggle Skirt by Simple Sews. Last, but not least, the quest for the perfect pencil skirt continues. This time I’ll start with a pattern I’ve made a few times before and try to tweak the fit. I bought some bargain $2.00 stretch suiting for this make from The Scrap Exchange.

I love that I’ve now made enough patterns to be able to pull patterns for most of what I want to make this season out of my stash. That has allowed me to spend more money on nice fabrics, and not need to spend a lot of time muslining my projects. On to sewing!

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